Unigroup's May 2013 meeting will discuss Configuration Management Systems, one of the hot topics in Systems Administration in recent years. We hope to compare and discuss some of the major Open-Source configuration tools such as: bcfg2, cfengine, chef and puppet.
Our speaker Sam Kottler, is a member of The Foreman Project, and as such, we hope to also talk about Foreman, a "complete life-cycle management tool for physical and virtual servers", which can provision on bare-metal, and public or private clouds. Sam recently presented The Foreman at the LOPSA-EAST 2013 Systems Administration Conference.
Stay tuned for further meeting details...
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Location: The Cooper Union (http://www.cooper.edu) School of Engineering (*** New Building ***) 41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets) East Village, Manhattan New York City, 10003 Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month) Located on the East side of Cooper Square. Look for the new building with the non-traditional appearance. Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street. Building lobby sign-in is required at the guard's desk. Enter the building, check in with the guard at the lobby for directions to Unigroup and Room 616 (6th Floor). Nearest mass transit stations are: '6' to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union), then walk 1 block East and 1 block South. 'R' to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East then 1 block South. '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East. 'B/D/F/V' to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East. Or take the new connection to the uptown '6'! Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm. There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of) Astor Place (8th Street).
Topic: Comparison of Configuration Management Systems
Introduction & Description of Talk:
Outline of the Talk::
References & Web Resources:
Wikipedia on Comparison of Configuration Management Systems: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_open_source_configuration_management_software Bcfg2 http://www.bcfg2.org Cfengine http://www.cfengine.com/community Chef http://www.opscode.com/chef http://www.opscode.com/community Foreman: http://www.theforeman.org Puppet http://www.puppetlabs.com/puppet/puppet-open-source
Sam Kottler: Member of The Foreman Project; Software Engineer, Red Hat,
Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.
Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.
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